January 19, 2016 Community Happenings

Cheryl Pearson

Service Jan. 23

A celebration of life for Cheryl Yasmine Pearson, 69, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Sitka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.

Those attending may take a dish to share for the potluck meal.

Cheryl, longtime librarian at Kettleson Memorial Library, passed away in Oro Valley, Arizona, on Jan. 11, 2016, due to influenza complications.

 

Tsunami, BMS

Wrestling Friday

Sitka Tsunami Wrestling Club and Blatchley Middle School wrestling team will hold matches 5-6:30 p.m. Friday at Blatchley Middle School.

The public is invited.

 

Gajaa Heen Dancers

Family Event Weds.

Gajaa Héen Dancers for sixth- through12th-graders will hold a Family Engagement Night 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Career Center, behind Pacific High School.

Family members of students are welcome to attend. Venison stew and fried bread will be served.

Call Sitka Native Education Program, 966-1356, for more information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Frank O. Williams

Reception Jan. 20

ANB Camp 1 and ANS Camp 4 will host a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after the gravesite service for Frank O. Williams Jr. at the ANB Founders Hall.  All are welcome to attend. Donations of salads and desserts are appreciated.

 

 

4-H to Meet

The next 4-H meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. For more information contact Mary at 747-7509.

 

Chamber to Meet

Fred Reeder of Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska will present an overview of the 2016 cruise line calendar and discuss industry-related topics, including taxation and access, at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon noon Wednesday at Westmark Sitka.

The public is invited.

 

 

 

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AK COVID-19

At a Glance

(updated 9-28-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Wednesday, September 28.

New cases as of Wednesday: 546

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,928

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,955

Case Rate per 100,000 – 74.91

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 117.30

Cases in last 7 days – 10

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,358

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.

 

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20 YEARS AGO

September 2002

Photo caption: Bus drivers Derrell John and Sabrina Smith stand next to the new Community Ride buses at Crescent Harbor bus stop, which serves as a transfer point. The two public transportation buses will run two routes, one along Halibut Point Road, the other along Sawmill Creek Road. 

50 YEARS AGO

September 1972

 Photo caption: Bill Willis, the new owner-manager of the Dip’n’ Sip in the Triune Building serves up another ice cream cone for a pleased customer. Bill and his wife Dorothy purchased the business from JoAnne Harris. Along with the ice cream treats, sandwiches and soups will be added to the menu.

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